Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Rye Plein Air paintout

I don't usually post photo reference of plein air pieces, but I thought this was a fun juxtaposition.  Along with some of the other fellows in the Design Dept. at Blue Sky, I participated in a fundraising plein air paint-out this past weekend for the Rye Arts Center, and it was a lot of fun.  We were able to paint at the American Yacht Club, which is where this piece was done, and I haven't done much marine painting before, so it was a great challenge.  The light was in and out, but I just couldn't pass up this awesome blue boat.  I would say that the photo ref is darker than the actual scene, and the photo of the painting is probably skewing a little light.  But it sold Saturday night at the auction, so it's only a guess.